Well, we went out yesteday and picked up and M I have been eyeballing for about a month. Since the owner wasn't advertising it, I felt I could wait a little and see if he would come down on price. He didn't, but it was still a good priced tractor. It is a late 1950 model and looks like it was painted about 10 years ago - but stored inside. The previous owner said he just used it to power a grain auger after the "restoration".
She starts and pulls great with no smoke. I drove her to the gas station and she developed a leak in the transmission with some milky looking oil. I will get the appropriate manuals and start looking into the fluids ASAP.
The guy also threw in a tandem pull type disc approx. 8' wide with the deal, but we couldn't fit it on the trailer. I will pick it up next weekend. That disc should be a lot nicer to use than my 23a disc behind the cub. When you are disking a couple of acres with a 4' disc behind a cub, it can get a little back breaking.
It has old 15.5" tires on it and the rear rims were widened, which makes me think this one might be a retired puller. It sure does pull nice in 5th gear.
I plan on looking at a 2-3 bottom plow and just seeing how much juice this old girl still has in her. Any input on the plow would be appreciated.
Here are some pics...